Over the years, I have developed a set of tricks to help non-chinese speakers prounce my name.
Feel free to pick one that works for you the best!
- Prounciation audio clip (last name comes first)
- You can break "Zeyuan" as "Ze-Yuan", which represents two Chinese characters: "Ze" and "Yuan".
"Ze" can be prounced as "ch" or "Z" and "Yuan" shares the same prouncation with Chinese currency
unit: "Yuan" (the chinese spelling is not the same though). I find this trick works particularly well in
the econ department.
- Facebook helps me to figure out the prounciation as "ZE-yoo-AHN HOO". Sounds pretty close.
- In the Wade-Giles system of romanization, my name is rendered as Tse-Yüan Hu.
If you use a trick that is different from the above, feel free to shoot me an email.